New Zealand defeated Australia by 53 runs in the first match of the T20 series. The hero of New Zealand’s victory was middle-order batsman Devon Conway. He scored a brilliant 99 runs in 59 balls. India’s star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has reacted on Conway’s innings. He tweeted that Devon Conway you were late for four days, but what an innings. R Ashwin has said this to Devon Conway, because the IPL auction took place on February 18, and four days later, on February 22, he played a strong innings. The meaning of Ashwin’s saying is that if he had played this innings on February 18, he would have got a buyer. Devon Conway, 29, remained unsold in the IPL 2021 auction. Devon Conway kept his base price of 50 lakhs.
Devon Conway scored these runs when his team was struggling at one time losing three wickets for 19 runs. Conway, who came out to bat at number four, played a stormy innings of 99 not out from 59 balls and raised the team’s score to 184. However, he remained unbeaten on 99 and missed his first century.
New Zealand scored 184 for 5 wickets after winning the toss and came out to bat first. In response to 185 runs, the Australian team piled on 131 runs in 17.3 overs and lost the match by 53 runs. Many legendary players, including Australian captain Aaron Finch, failed and this led to the defeat of the Kangaroo team.